You are here

Retrieval of simple arithmetic problems in digit and verbal formats using Siegler's choice, no-choice method

Download pdf | Full Screen View

Date Issued:
2005
Summary:
A total of 96 adults (mean age 23.5 years) solved simple arithmetic problems in digit and verbal format, using Siegler's choice, no-choice method. In the choice condition, they produced the answer and gave a self report of how they solved it. In the no-choice condition, they were asked to use only retrieval. Naming latencies of numerals in both formats were assessed. Verbal problems were solved more slowly than digit problems in all conditions but format did not interact with problem size effect for reaction times. This latter result does not support an effect of presentation format on calculation processes. Participants also named faster digits than verbal numerals. Smaller reaction times and three times as many errors were associated with the no-choice compared to the choice condition. Mathematical aptitude also had an effect. High arithmetic skill was related to smaller reaction times, more retrieval use and fewer errors.
Title: Retrieval of simple arithmetic problems in digit and verbal formats using Siegler's choice, no-choice method.
89 views
14 downloads
Name(s): Daskagianni, Evangelie.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hecht, Steven A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 71 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A total of 96 adults (mean age 23.5 years) solved simple arithmetic problems in digit and verbal format, using Siegler's choice, no-choice method. In the choice condition, they produced the answer and gave a self report of how they solved it. In the no-choice condition, they were asked to use only retrieval. Naming latencies of numerals in both formats were assessed. Verbal problems were solved more slowly than digit problems in all conditions but format did not interact with problem size effect for reaction times. This latter result does not support an effect of presentation format on calculation processes. Participants also named faster digits than verbal numerals. Smaller reaction times and three times as many errors were associated with the no-choice compared to the choice condition. Mathematical aptitude also had an effect. High arithmetic skill was related to smaller reaction times, more retrieval use and fewer errors.
Identifier: 9780496967407 (isbn), 13207 (digitool), FADT13207 (IID), fau:10065 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2005.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Subject(s): Mathematical ability--Cross-cultural studies
Human information processing
Cognitive psychology
Educational tests and measurements
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/13207
Sublocation: Digital Library
Use and Reproduction: Copyright © is held by the author with permission granted to Florida Atlantic University to digitize, archive and distribute this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU
Is Part of Series: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections.